Donan Berg Mystery "A Body To Bones"

    Image of A Body To Bones paperback coverA Body To Bones, First Skeleton Series Mystery, reviewers say:
"Donan writes with the skill of a practiced artist, retaining some of the special Irish flavor that flows in his system. He creates characters about whom we care and with whom we can easily identify despite the rigor of mystery that surrounds them. His use of his little town newspaper headlines and stories adds a clever and credible aspect to his writing. Donan has his pen so polished that he leaves us with the need to read more of his work. His is a find." review. G. Harp. 2015.
"I found myself quickly drawn into this book ... Author Donan  Berg puts within this book an interesting mix of mystery, suspense, hidden secrets, sin, deception and intrigue. ... I would strongly suggest purchasing it for gifting. This is one book that will grace my shelves for a long time to come." S.P. Sept. 2010.
"A Body To Bones by Donan Berg ... immediately drew me in. I loved this from the start ..." review by Karsun, April 2015.
"I enjoy a good mystery, and this is a good mystery. This is a good story well paced with some very good twists." review by bertiejf, April 2015.
"If you enjoy mysteries, this book is for you. This is a well-crafted book, with likeable characters and a well thought out plot." review by Joy Fox, 2015. 
"Donan Berg writes clear, consistently readable prose, and he manages to create a winning character in Sarah Hamilton. ... I kept reading in order to find out what would happen to her." Writer's Digest judge, Feb. 2010.
"I enjoy them (his books). I never know the ending and that's something I like." H. B. Posted Amazon Apr. 2013
"Excellent ... well written and filled with intrigue, suspense, drama." L.C. Posted Barnes and Noble Sept. 2009.
"Berg's debut novel offers a fun adventure into the world of small town secrets." Feathered Quill Book Reviews Sept. 2009.
"A winning plot...." Kirkus Discoveries manuscript review. 
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"I never know the ending and that's something I like." Amazon reviewer 
"Winning character in Sarah Hamilton ..."
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Author Donan Berg's Debut Murder/Mystery Novel

  Respected, church-going Sarah Hamilton anguished for a decade with an emotional skeleton. 
  When a real human skeleton is found in her midwest town's old factory, Sarah is caught not only with the prospect of her secret past becoming town gossip, but of having her husband and adopted daughter drawn into solving the ten-year mystery of A Body to Bones.

  One clue, surmised to be scratches by the skeleton before dying, implicates more than one resident in Sarah's town of 842, where her husband publishes the Pioneer Ledger.  Gossip, missing money, tension, and real peril exist when Sarah finds out the real killer still resides in town ready to kill again.
  And it could be her.

  A Body To Bones is a First Skeleton Series Mystery.
      Debut Novel of Author Donan Berg
     Available Now - 236 Pages
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     Feathered Quill Book Reviews has awarded Five Stars to Donan Berg's second novel, The Bones Dance FoxtrotRead review at  along with A Body To Bones review. Both in the mystery section.
     Here's sample of what the review said about The Bones Dance Foxtrot:
      Five Star Review - The Bones Dance Foxtrot
The Bones Dance Foxtrot, a Second Skeleton Series Mystery, by author Donan Berg has received a five star spotlight review by Feathered Quill Book Reviews.  Read the complete review by Will Gabbert at  The reviewer, Feathered Quill Book Reviews, has received the 2009  Writers Choice Award  sponsored by Writer Watchdog.

A multi-starred review also appears at .

Quill said in summary: "If you enjoy a good murder mystery with twists, turns, false leads, a little gambling, betrayal, clues left in the unlikeliest of places and a hidden stash of bank loot, then pick up a copy of The Bones Dance Foxtrot.

The review continued:  "Author Donan Berg spins a twisted plot of murder, suspicion, multiple clues and budding romance in The Bones Dance Foxtrot. Berg takes the time to introduce the reader to Jake Brown, with all his insecurities and problems,and builds him into a character that the reader cares about. The other main characters involved in the mystery, Emily, Kate, Patricia, Clem, and even Chief R. P. Coltraine have distinct personalities. The locales, too, come to life as places like the diner, Sadie's, with plates clanking and the aroma of the day's specials drifting through the air.

"The police and detectives who are working to solve the case are given almost as much attention as the lead characters and it's fun to go back and forth between their investigative work, false leads, and guess work and then follow Jake and his friends.

"The reader may believe that all is solved well before the end of The Bones Dance Foxtrot, but rest assured, the author has a few more tricks up his sleeve."

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